As of today, I am starting a new position as a postdoctoral researcher with Prof. Willem Haverkort’s group at TU Delft. In the context of the Better Electrodes for Water Electrolysis project, I will be involved in the design of new electrodes for the optimization of alkaline water electrolyzers by means of numerical simulations.

The goal of the project is to design new electrodes that improve both bubble removal and the intensification of mass transfer processes. Inefficiencies in these processes lead to a significant performance penalty, which by the end of the day results in higher production costs of hydrogen.

I am very excited to start in such a role since it is an opportunity to broaden my perspective on this topic from a more applied perspective and with a stronger emphasis on the electrochemical aspects. It will also be an opportunity to become familiar with two-fluid methods for the simulation of multiphase flows.